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“The government will not go ahead with any task opposed by Maha Sangha which provided correct guidance and advice for better governance throughout our proud history of thousands of years”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

“The government is always ready to listen not only to the ideas about the bill on Bhikku Discourse, which is being debated now, but also to any contrary ideas of the Maha Sanga regarding other activities of the government”, he added.

The President made these remarks at the ceremony to unveil the pinnacle of the newly built Dageba of Sri Premarathne Buddhist Center in Thilaka Udagama in Baddegama yesterday (Jan. 21).

He pointed out the imperative need of boosting the Pirivena education to strengthen the services of the Shasana. “In accordance of the government policy, we are totally committed to enhance the Pirivena education and to remove existing defects in the system”, he said.

President Sirisena, who arrived at the Sri Premarathne Buddhist Center, engaged in religious activities. He also looked into the well-being of the Chief Incumbent of the Sri Premarathne Buddhist Center.

Chief Sangha Nayaka of Japan, Chief Incumbent of Hachiyoji Sakamuni International Buddhist Center, Rajakeeya Panditha Shasthrapathi Ven. Yalagamuwe Dammissara Anu Nayaka Thero made the keynote address of this religious ceremony.

The Secretary of the Shasanarakshaka Mandalaya of Galle District Ven. Kanamuldeniye Chandivimala Nayaka Thero, Chief Adikarana Sanga Nayaka of Galu Kadavan Sathara incliding Galu Gangabada Paththuwa and Wellabada Paththuwa, Shasthrapathi Ven. Velivitiye Sumana Nayaka Thero, Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka, Chandima Weerakkody, Governor of Southern Province Hema Kumara Nanayakkara and the MP of Galle District Bandula Lal Bandarigoda also participated in this ceremony.

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